My wife just cooked her first cook off with Q-View

Discussion in 'Upcoming/Recurring BBQ Competitions (KCBS or Other' started by ecto1, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK so a local Ladies Auxiliary VFW here had a sanctioned cook off through the IBCA for women.  My wife has helped me before but never cooked any of the meats at a comp.  She wanted to do this one and I thought it would be fun ti sit and watch one time.  The only thing I was allowed to do was help start fires which she did not allow me to do.  It was the 9th year of the event and most of the teams had cooked it all 9 years or had been cooking in other events as well.  Six categories Open Meat, Sweets, Beans, Chicken, Ribs, and Brisket.  This was a small cook off only about 15 teams (not sure looked more like 12 but heard someone say 15) but we had fun.  Once they found out I was a Vet they the party started.

    We st up early on Friday they put us under a huge sugar gum tree.

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    Her first category was sweets so she broke out the dutch oven

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    Next was her open meat did a thread on this recipe last week when she did a practice run.

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    Then it got late and she got all of her meat prepped for the next day and I went into the VFW hall and drank some beers.

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    Next up was her Chicken.  IMHO in the last few weeks she has passed me as a chicken cook.  The chicken was awesome and the Head judge told her she really liked her chicken.

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    After Chicken was ribs...as you know in BBQ sometime you do everything the same and things happen.  These ribs were good but we both agree she had cooked better ones.

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    Last up was brisket the one meat she had never practiced or cooked before yesterday.  I talked her though it and I have to say it was good.

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    She went to the awards ceremony she told me I just don't want to come in last place.  Well She did not come in last place She took 1st for open meat, Second for Sweets, 3rd for Beans, 3rd for Chicken, 4th in Ribs, and 9th in Brisket.  as you can see she was all smiles.  She is in the black cap..

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    And she took home some some awards but more important the Ladies Axillary raised a bunch of money for there cause.

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    I am proud of her and more important now I have found my lifetime team member and we can enjoy cooking together.
     
  2. whittling chip

    whittling chip Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    That's fantastic! Congratulations. Looks to me like she just swept the floor with the competition. I can't believe the brisket placed as low as it did. It really looked great. Sure glad you found a great smoking partner.

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  3. It doesnt get any better than that!
     
  4. Congratulations!!!!  Looks like there was some stiff competition because her entries looked GREAT!  She can be proud of that!
     
  5. terry colwell

    terry colwell Smoking Fanatic

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  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow what an awesome start for her. You are going to have to be careful - she will be booking comps and the rig will be busy all the time Congrats from here  
     
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congratulations to your bride !!!!   She did fantastic....    
     
  8. Awesome!! Congrats Mrs!! Love the Name of your wagon [​IMG]  
     
  9. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Congrats.Thumbs Up
     
  10. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Rock On My Friend!
     
  11. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    great job for a first time. look out next year!
     
  12. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    She says thanks everyone I am pretty sure we pulled the brisket just Tad to early. It hit a long stall at 154 so when we had to pull it from the smoker it was only at 180 would have liked it to get to 195.
     
  13. kryinggame

    kryinggame Smoking Fanatic

    If she can smoke a brisket in a competition, she's darn good. Congrats to you both.
     
  14. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Holy cow! She made a pecan pie in a dutch oven??? Wow, I love me some southern pecan pie!

    Sounds like you have a great partner. My wife is pre-filling out the commitment papers because of my bbq obsession.
     
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  15. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yea that feat is not as easy as it sounds either. When she got beat by an apple cobbler she said cobbler I could have done that. It was tough teaching ourselves how to do the whole pie outside thing.
     
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  16. Is there any way she would share how she did the pie thing ? Perhaps in a message ?
     
  17. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    You need a big Dutch Oven at least a 12 in one.  Then you need to preheat the dutch oven for about 30 minutes we build a pillow out of aluminum foil so the pan is not sitting directly on the bottom of the dutch oven.  Oh also we place unlit coals next to the lit ones so the have enough cook time.  Then we build foil sling to drop the pie pan into the oven.  You have to check your pie after 20 minutes and keep checking every 10 minutes after that.  Removing the pie is the toughest you have to pull the sling contraption out without breaking the crust.
     
  18. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, that sounds pretty advanced. Your wife should have gotten extra points for degree of difficulty.
     
  19. gunny r

    gunny r Fire Starter

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  20. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats awesome. Tell you Mrs congrats from me.
     

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